Published statement by the former FBI Director, James Comey to the Senate Committee, in which he confirms that the President, Donald trump demanded his loyalty to himself personally, reports “BBC Russian service”..
In his opening remarks, published by the Senate Committee on razvedochnoe hearings, Komi describes a dinner with trump on January 27, which, as it seemed, the President was trying to establish “a kind of patronage relationship” with the FBI.
“It really bothered me, given the traditionally independent status of the FBI in the structure of Executive authorities”, – reads the statement of the Komi Republic.
Then, according to the former Director of the FBI, trump turned to him with the words: “I want loyalty. I’m waiting for devotion”.
June 8, Komi Republic needs to answer the questions of the members of the intelligence Committee of the U.S. Senate in the investigation of possible Russian interference in the presidential elections in 2016 and the possible involvement of members of the electoral headquarters of the trump for this activity.
In his opening remarks, the former head of the FBI also claims that trump asked him to stop the investigation against his former national security Advisor Michael Flynn, who was suspected of concealment of contacts with the Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak.
“I hope you clearly see the opportunity to leave it [the investigation], to leave Flynn alone. He’s a good guy”, – quotes the words of the President of the Komi Republic.
Komi also says that in a telephone conversation with trump March 30, the President called the investigation about his links with Russia, “cloud”, which prevents him to act on behalf of the state.”
May 10, trump fired James Comey as head of the FBI, saying that he “is not able to effectively lead Bureau”.
Critics of trump, in turn, suggested that the dismissal of Komi Republic is connected with the investigation of the alleged involvement of Russia in the U.S. presidential election in 2016.
Himself Donald trump has called the investigation about the relations of the headquarters with Russia “the greatest witch-hunt”. The Russian side denies any interference in the electoral process in the United States.